Ursuline Academy Master Plan
New Orleans, LA
The Ursuline Academy Master Plan was created to guide the institution in the development of the north end of its campus, including the programming of the old Gymnasium and the Primary Building. Faced with the need to remodel the old Gymnasium and Primary Building (which were flooded during Hurricane Katrina), Ursuline Academy administrators saw the opportunity to engage stakeholders from the school community in programming workshops to determine uses for these buildings and surrounding outdoor spaces.
Through a series of workshops with the school’s leadership, alumni, teachers, students, and staff, Concordia facilitated the process of constructing a collaborative plan to determine future options for the development of the Primary and old Gymnasium buildings, as well as the open spaces on the north end of the campus. The main issues addressed on the plan are the conversion of the Primary building into an Early Childhood Center, the redevelopment of the old Gymnasium building to incorporate multiple activities, the expansion and re-design of the early childhood playground, and the redesign of the sports fields located on the northeast end of the campus. Furthermore, the Master Plan addresses the creation of additional parking on the east side of the campus (Nashville St.), and incorporation of ADA guidelines to the buildings.
The Ursuline Academy Master Plan accommodates the current needs and reflects the evolving vision of the Ursuline Academy campus held by administrators, staff, alumni, and students.